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    A way or app to detect and delete duplicate files in a folder?
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    A way or app to detect and delete duplicate files in a folder?
    I recently downloaded a ton of free Lightroom presets, spanning a few folders worth and I accidentally mixed in ones I already had. Rather than manually going though and culling all these files, I was wondering if there was an native way within OS X to hunt down these duplicates? And if not natively, then perhaps an application that would do this ?

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    A way or app to detect and delete duplicate files in a folder?
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    A way or app to detect and delete duplicate files in a folder?
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    Never heard of one, other then if you can sort the files in a specific way and do it that way. I would be interested if there's an app for this though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug b View Post
    I recently downloaded a ton of free Lightroom presets, spanning a few folders worth and I accidentally mixed in ones I already had.
    How did that work? They have different file names?

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    A way or app to detect and delete duplicate files in a folder?
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    I have not used any of these type programs, but there are a couple out there.

    There is one in the app store called Singlemizer - most reviews very positive, but has one review that says it does not do what the dev says it does - could be user error on that one.

    Araxis is another that has a free trial - not in the app store, but cheap enough at $15 if it does what it says.

    Both of these claim to find duplicates based on content rather than file name, date, etc.

    I'd do a backup immediately prior to using one of these so you've got a quick restore at hand just in case.


    (App store - looks to me one of the problems with it now - no free trial periods - you just have to buy on faith and hope it's the one you wanted and really does do what you expected.)
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    A way or app to detect and delete duplicate files in a folder?

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    Hey,

    just wanted you to know that there is one more app in the Mac App Store called Gemini (costs $9.99). You should take at it look too, the app is pretty neat and can autoselect found duplicates for deletion, which is pretty handy.

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